Ella Jaz Kirk (1999-2014) was a talented writer, musician, and lover of wild places, as well as a vocal activist for keeping the Gila River in New Mexico flowing free.

 

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“I was meant to help the planet. That’s what I was put on Earth to do. I was made a writer by God or someone to help the planet. I don’t know how yet but somehow, through my writing it will be done.”

– Ella Jaz Kirk, 1-11-2010

Life on Barbed Wire Fences

Life on Barbed Wire Fences

There is so much pain and so much beauty in this world. These forces fight, always and gaping through the wounds of struggle-another. That, I think, is God. God is the thread between laughter and tears. God is that feeling of filling. Of pain. A flicker of the unknown and falling. Beauty. The abyss of… Read more

Ella on the Road with Food-Bretagne, France

Ella on the Road with Food-Bretagne, France

  ELLA ON THE ROAD WITH FOOD– From: EJ kirk <ejazwolf@gmail.com> Date: Mon, Sep 3, 2012 at 2:37 AM Subject: Ella on the road with food Dear Friends, Bonjour, We are in Roscanvel in Bretagne, France at Doume and Claude’s house. It is lovely here; today the sky is steel gray and everything is dripping with dew.… Read more

Fromage, Fiddles, and Foolishness-from France

Fromage, Fiddles, and Foolishness-from France

From: EJ kirk <ejazwolf@gmail.com> Date: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 1:27 PM Subject: fromage, fiddles, and foolishness We’re here in fromage land! Oh, the food is grand but simple here. We’ve eaten two types of French onion soup so far. A super peppery one last night that made us think that somebody was shaking the pepper in… Read more

Letters from Europe-August 21-Paris!

Letters from Europe-August 21-Paris!

From: EJ kirk <ejazwolf@gmail.com> Date: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 11:34 PM Subject: We’re in Paris!!!!! Hello everyone! We are in Europe. Yesterday our plane docked in the enchanting city of Paris. From the plane I saw the Eiffel tower, tiny as a Monopoly token. From the airport we took the train to one of the central… Read more

Gods

Gods

If we all stopped praying to gods we don’t believe in, If we all stopped saying “that’s not me”, that’s not me who fights your wars, that’s not me who picks your food, who cleans your house, who hides behind the yellow lettering working the cash register, nickels clicking through my fingers. Yes, if we… Read more

“Deck of Cards ” (new release!)  ella jaz kirk

“Deck of Cards ” (new release!) ella jaz kirk

Filmed at A-Space Gallery in Silver City, NM in 2012, this is the only recording of the song,”Deck of Cards”, composed and performed by Ella Jaz Kirk.  Filmed at the A-Space Gallery in Silver City, NM on a hand held camera, the footage is shadowed and shaky with a babies voice calling out ella’s name… Read more

I Prayed to the Raven

I Prayed to the Raven

Suddenly one appeared, and then gradually, many ravens gathered in the sky. Over my head and over the field. They swooped majestically and cawed.  They flew in an unorganized but harmonious bunch, moving slowly toward the neighbor’s house–  toward the direction of the first split in the fence. They seemed to be beckoning to me.… Read more